Arsenal manager Unai Emery is reportedly ready to cash in on German playmaker Mesut Ozil this month after the World Cup winner has seemingly fallen down the pecking order at The Emirates.
Ozil, who has often been criticised for his lack of work rate during his time at Arsenal, does not seem to fit into the style of play that Unai Emery is trying to implement at the North London club.
The playmaker was once again omitted from Emery’s matchday squad at the weekend as the Gunners were beaten by 1-0 by West Ham at the London Stadium, with teenage attacker Eddie Nketiah being preferred instead.
The 30-year-old was widely tipped to leave the Emirates last summer on a free transfer, but the club broke the bank to keep him, making him the highest paid player in their history when they handed him a new deal last January reportedly worth £350,000-a-week.
However, with Arsene Wenger bringing an end to his 22-year reign, Ozil has been at odds with new Arsenal boss Unai Emery this season and according to the Daily Mail, the former Sevilla and PSG coach is willing to sanction his exit in order to free up funds to strengthen his squad.
Ozil joined Arsenal back in 2014, making a £42.5 million move from Real Madrid, and has since scored 30 goals and assisted 51 in the Premier League appearances.
The weekend defeat in East London saw Arsenal slide six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, while Manchester United are now only behind them on goal difference having been eight points behind when Ole Gunnar Solksjaer took over at Old Trafford.